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NIAGARA RIVER Rapids above Falls - Antique Print Engraving

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Category
Edition Type
Limited Edition
Subject
Topographical
Date of Creation
1800-1899
Style
Vintage
Original/Reproduction
Original Print
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Dealer or Reseller
Edition Size
unknown
Size Type/Largest Dimension
Small (Up to 14in.)
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Condition
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!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). The Rapids of the Niagara Above the Falls Another Quality Print from Martin2001 Type of print: Steel engraving - Original vintage antique print Year of printing: c 1865 Artist - Engraver - Publisher: n/a - n/a - Meyer's Universum, Large Quarto American Edition. to see more prints from the same source. Condition: Excellent - Very good - Good - Fair. Light age toning. Size of print in inches: 9 x 11 1/2, incl. blank margins (not shown), image size: 4 x 6 1 inch = 2,54 cm Type of paper: Thick - Heavier - Medium heavy - Slightly heavier - Thin Reverse side: Blank - With text or pictures Notes: --- Description: From the original description: The rapids of Niagara are the swift eddies and whirlpools and currents caused by the volume of water, after its descent has commenced, sweeping with marvellous velocity over sharp and bold rocks. These fret and tear the river into foam and bubbling circles, and the great mass of tortured water is so imposing, that when you stand upon the bridges connecting Goat and Bath Islands with the American shore, and which are below the level of the stream a few hundred yards above, and turn your eyes up the river, the spectacle is not less tremendous than that of a huge sea rushing towards you with frenzied velocity. Yet you stand upon a bridge twenty-eight rods long, leading to the small Bath Island of about two acres, whence another of sixteen rods in length conducts to Goat Island. These Islands and bridges are in the very midst of the rapids, and you turn from looking up the river to watch its last sweep toward the cauldron, over which hangs the shimmering mist, and whence the deep, incessant murmur contrasts with the more eager rush of the rapids. Around the rapids clusters the beauty of Niagara. In the foliage, kept green for ever by the wind-tossed spray, and hanging outward from the margin of the little islands over the leaping and dashing fury of the water; in the quiet, open, green spaces of the eastern part of Goat Island, in the shadowed coves of its southern shore where the stream has channelled a narrow way in one point, entirely bowered under trees; in these sweet and strange contrasts of the frenzy of nature with its softest and most secluded aspects, lies the beauty of the place. Even here, as you sit under the trees and watch tlie smooth leap of the dark water, you hear the majestic sound of that which leaped beneath your eyes a moment since, and now plunges sullenly with the rest, making Niagara. Over the precipice one hundred million tons of water hourly plunge. The figures convey little fancy of the mass to the mind. But after passing along the stately forest-aisles of Goat Island, and by the margin of the English rapids, if you descend to the little stone tower, forty-five feet in height, and ascend by a spiral interior staircase to the outer gallery, around its top, you will find yourself confronted with the river and hanging over the very cataract, in a building based upon the rocky ledge over which the water falls. That is a point and a sensation entirely unspeakable. There is an intense human interest in the solemn sweep of the river as it nears the brink, which affects the spectator like a tragedy. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy ! Any print purchased from us may be returned for any reason for a full refund including all postage. Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.

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TURKEY Trebizond on Black Sea - 1887 Wood Engraving

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This old engraving has substantiated and stimulated a recent interest of mine; this physical thing now hangs in front of my reading chair, and I have found the digital copy of the charming old book from which it was cut (VOYAGES AND TRAVELS OR SCENES IN MANY LANDS VOLUME
de Colange, Leo (Ed.)).
Published by E.W. Walker, Boston, MA (1887))
I recommend enjoying some of the 19th century paintings under "Trabzon in art" in commons.wikipedia., which is where I first discovered this one. In some of these it is the artists viewpoint of serious (not ) peacefulness that I especially enjoy, and now this is substantiated, in front of my reading chair.

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